Outdoors


 SUNDAY, March 10 

PEOPLE, LAND OF KAHUKU 

Where: HVNP Kahuku Unit 

When: 9:30 a.m. March 10, 24 

Details: Ranger-led two-mile, three-hour moderate hike; see pastures, quarry, airstrip, 1868 lava fields. Learn about earliest Hawaiians to today. Walk in native forest, hear about earthquakes, eruptions, park plans to restore native ecosystems, cultural sites. 

Contact: 985-6011, havo_interpretation@nps.gov

COMING 

OCEAN DAY HAWAII 

Where: Hilo Bayfront Beach 

When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 21 

Details: Sixth annual UH-Hilo Ocean Day Hawaii Malama Kanaloa Festival. Interactive displays, activities, booths; fishing games, marine critter touch tanks, mask/puppet making, marine-life block-printing, makahiki games, face painting, poi-pounding, seed planting; Kainani Kahaunaele, Lono Kanaka‘ole Trio and Ka ‘Umeke Kaeo. Food booths. Free. 

Contact: Erika Perry, 933-0707 

4TH ANNUAL VOLCANO RAIN FOREST RUNS 

Where: Cooper Center, Volcano 

When: 6:30 a.m. Aug. 17 

Details: Opening ceremony for family event, followed by a half marathon, 10K run and 5k walk in Volcano Village. Open to runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. $35-75 registration fees. Call for details, or visit www. rainforestruns.com. 

Contact: Sharron Faff, 967-8240, raceinfo@volcanoartcenter.org 

ONGOING 

WALKING IN THE WILD 

MEDITATION 

Where: ‘Iole, the Historic Bond Homestead, in Kapaau 

When: 8:30-10 a.m. first Saturday 

Details: Gavin Harrison leads a silent hike on the first Saturday of each month. Suggested donation: $10-$15. 

Contact: info@iolehawaii.com or 889- 5151 

TIGER FEEDING, 

PETTING ZOO 

Where: Panaewa Rainforest Zoo & Gardens, Hilo 

When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily 

Details: Tiger feeding at 3:30 p.m. daily. Saturday’s Petting Zoo is 1:30-2:30 p.m. Free. 

Contact: Friends of the Zoo, 959-9233, www.hilozoo.com 

NIAULANI NATURE WALK IN VOLCANO VILLAGE 

Where: VAC Niaulani Campus 

When: Twice a week 

Details: Free guided one-hour nature walk through old-growth Hawaiian rain forest on an easy, short loop trail. Guides focus on biological, ecological and geological features, along with cultural usages of flora and fauna by Native Hawaiians. Offered every Monday at 9:30 a.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m. Free; donations welcome. 

 

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